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13 Brilliant Tips for DIY Party Planning on a Budget

Every single time I throw a party at our house, I unofficially give myself the challenge of doing DIY party planning on a budget of only $50. That covers it all! Food, decorations, the cake, the party favors, and anything else that might miscellaneously make its way to my party planning list!

It has become an almost monthly occurrence that I find myself doing a little DIY party planning on a budget. We recently just bought our first house and having friends and family over is something hubby and I love doing any chance we can get.

I am confident when I say, no matter what party you are throwing, no matter the size (well, let’s say 50 guests and under), I can teach you how to throw an amazing party for under $50!

I promise you that if you don’t let yourself make excuses and stick to these tips on planning a party on a budget, you can stick to a $50 party budget too! This is how to throw a party on a budget and still make it unforgettable! Simple DIY party planning ideas on a budget! Continue Reading →

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Simple Office Makeover on a Budget – Cost Breakdown

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Living in a digital world full of Instagram worthy pics everywhere you turn, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when decorating your home. Especially if you don’t have a big budget to get the job done. That is exactly what I was tackling in this office makeover on a budget!

These office makeover ideas will leave you with inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and tips on how to create an elegant office makeover on a budget. You can create a drastic office makeover of your own in just one weekend! Don’t wait any longer to get started on your office makeover on a budget! Continue Reading →

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Unicorn Birthday Party Ideas for Under $50!

Throwing birthday parties is one of my very favorite things to do! Having the chance to make one day completely centered around the birthday girl is an opportunity I can’t say no to! Not to mention all the amazing unicorn birthday party ideas on a budget I wanted to share with you guys!

But you know me, being the frugal fabulous lady I am, I have to set a low budget to give myself a challenge!

Use these magical unicorn birthday party ideas to throw your next party and keep your party budget under $50! That includes everything you need for your unicorn party! The food, the decorations, the games, EVERYTHING! These are the perfect party on a budget tips! Continue Reading →

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How to Make Bath Bombs in 10 Minutes or Less!

Imagine yourself at the end of a long day, slipping into a hot bath filled with gentle bubbles softly massaging your skin. Tell me that doesn’t sound like heaven!

Thanks to the brilliant invention of the bath bomb this is now possible at home. The problem with this though, is that bath bombs at the store cash in around $6-$10. EACH!

That is one expensive bath!

BUT GUESS WHAT? How about I show you how to make bath bombs? How about I show you how to make an entire batch of DIY bath bombs for less than $3 total!

Grapefruit Bath Bomb Recipe that you can make in less than 10 minutes! Not even joking! Plus! All the ingredients for these grapefruit DIY bath bombs wont cost you more than $5 for the entire batch!
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$3 Priceless Pallet Picture Holder

Did you see my post a few days ago about me taking apart 20 pallets? That was a lot of work!

Luckily it paid off big time! Not only was I able to make six large raised planter beds but I have had a nice supply a beautiful wood to feed a few projects over the last year.

This easy project I am going to be sharing today has been something I have had in my mind for a while now and decided to put into action a few weeks ago!

When decorating my home I am finding that I love the look of distressed wood. I also love using family photos to add a little love. Cheesy but true! Put the two ideas together and here you have my new priceless pallet picture holder.

This is a super easy DIY pallet wood project that wont cost you more than a couple dollars and less than an hour of time! Using any pallet wood scraps you have, follow this pallet wood tutorial to create a new piece of frugal and fabulous decor for your home!
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$2 Thrift Store Bulletin Board Makeover

 

Check out this fun 15 minute bulletin board transformation, what a great way to decorate your home office and help keep you organized!  This DIY cork board is a great way to salvage an old cork board you may have lying around!

 

Completely blank sits a white wall in my kitchen, just begging for a bulletin board.

I first thought, “Cool, I’ll just go buy a piece of cork board and put fabric over it, call it good.” Well, turns out cork board is not that cheap.

Plan B, keep my eyes open for an old bulletin board to refinish. Turns out, it didn’t take me long to find one at a local thrift store.

Best part, I bought it for only $2! After purchasing the board, fabric, and tacks, I spent total about $8. Not bad at all for a completely custom bulletin board!

 

Learn how to makeover an old bulletin board in less than 20 minutes and for just a couple bucks! This is the perfect DIY makeover for an old thrift store bulletin board find. Step-by-step directions with tips on where to get the cheapest supplies! Continue Reading →